Fortnite players woke up to a surprise announcement on Monday morning, as Epic Games revealed the arrival of Fortnite update v24.01. Unlike previous updates, this one happened on a Monday, catching many gamers off guard. Even though the update is relatively minor, server downtime is necessary to implement the changes.
What's included in update v24.01?
According to the official patch notes, this update primarily focuses on bug fixes and small quality-of-life changes. Here are some of the most notable improvements included in the latest update: 1. Improvements to Replays
Gamers who like to record and rewatch their gameplay sessions will appreciate the update's improvements to the replay system. The update allows players to save larger replay files and prevents them from getting corrupted after a certain period.
Tweaks to the Creative mode
Developers have added new options in the Creative mode that enhance players' abilities to create custom maps and games. The new update adds more effects, props, tools, and prefabs that players can use to shape their creations to perfection.
Epic Games claims that performance optimization is a significant focus of the update. The new tweaks should make the game run more smoothly and reduce lag, especially when faced with high-intensity gameplay situations such as large player battles.
What to Expect during the Downtime?
Players will experience server downtime during the installation of the new patch. The estimated time for this maintenance break is about three hours, starting from 4:00 AM Eastern Time on Monday. Epic Games urges Save The World players to log out before the downtime and save their progress to avoid losing any valuable progress in-game.
The Fortnite community might be somewhat disappointed with update v24.01's relative lack of content or significant changes, especially considering the game's previous updates. Many gamers have been clamoring for a new map, fresh challenges, and new skins for their favorite characters.
Nevertheless, the small changes included in the latest update will undoubtedly enhance the Fortnite experience for all players. The new options in the Creative mode, improvements to the replay system, and performance optimization are worthwhile additions that will improve the gaming experience for everyone. Epic Games assures Fortnite players that there are more exciting updates to come in the future.